STRESS RELIEF TINCTURE
Ingredients: Organic Fresh Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) in Alcohol
Traditionally used to calm the body, mind, and digestion of stressors such as anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and poor immunity. This remedy helps the body to cope with stress, promoting mental clarity, spiritual lightness, awareness, and calm while supporting rejuvenation. Shake well and store in a cool and dark place.
Dosage: Adult (20+ years) – 20-40 drops with water three times daily. Youth (13-19 years) – 10-20 drops three times daily with water. To remove alcohol, dispense drops in boiled water before ingesting.
Plant Medicine Details:
The Tulsi (Holy Basil) in this remedy was organically grown on Ktunaxa (Kootenay) territory from Earth Temple Gardens. It has been lovingly tended to throughout the whole growing season and prepared fresh at harvest. The Lemon Balm is homegrown, organic, and prepared fresh at harvest.
Lemon Balm is a member of the Mint family native to Europe but widely cultivated for its pleasant lemon scent and taste. It is one of the few aromatic mints that are sour and cooling. It occupied a position of considerable importance in European domestic medicine for the last several centuries. Until recently, many households had a bottle of klosterfrau melissengeist or “spirit of melissa” on hand as a basic nerve sedative. Lemon Balm is indicated for nervousness, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and related insomnia. This herb will also calm nervous headaches and nervous indigestion (Wood, 2008).
Tulsi (Sanskrit: Tulasi) is considered a very sacred plant in Ayurvedic medicine traditions. It is high in sattva, imparting a quality of lightness and spiritual clarity. Tulsi lifts heaviness as a mild nervine for heightening awareness and mental clarity. It may also be helpful for tension and congestion headaches, and other signs of tension from stress (Pole, 2013).
Stress is an epidemic of the 21st century in the Western world and is said to be a causal factor in common illnesses including weakened immunity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular and heart disease. Emotional, mental, and physical stress can deplete the energy and create feelings of heaviness, and an overall low affect. Furthermore, spiritual stress is created when a person has lost a connection to themselves and the cosmos, accompanied by feelings of grief, loneliness, sadness, and fear. When the body is in this state of imbalance it is an optimal environment for sickness to prevail. Therefore, managing and coping with stress in healthy ways can be highly supportive of overall health and wellness.
Working with this medicine requires that a person commits to their personal healing and wellness by discovering better ways of living a balanced lifestyle. The medicine, while assisting in healing the body from stress, and helping the body cope with stress, can give messages of how to best mitigate stressors in one’s life. As always, use with good intention, ask for what you need, and listen quietly, for all of the answers that you seek are within you.
Caution: Caution should be used in patients using glutathione-depleting medication such as paracetamol.
Best Before: 5 years
Weight & Dimensions: 213g – 13.5cm x 5.5cm x 5cm
Pole, S. (2013). Ayurvedic Medicine: The Principles of Traditional Practice. Singing Dragon.
Wood, M. (2008). The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants. North Atlantic Books.